Category: Family & Parenting

How to Make an Upcycled Juice Carton Birdhouse

I’ve been on a quest to upcycle every container I use and decided to make my juice cartons into bird houses!  These are mainly decorative, but I put one of mine outside anyway, just to see! This is a great project to do with the kids, too, just be sure that an adult does all of …

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Your Budding Artist: Age 1-3 Years

You may not know this but children develop art in a series of stages.  Early Childhood Education has broken those stages down to 3 stages ranging from 1 year of age to 5 years. It is important to remember that when we discuss any type of developmental milestones, we are looking at a “range of …

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Retro Christmas: Mid Century Modern Memories

Is a retro Christmas your best bet for holiday decorating? If you remember when a silver tinsel tree with pink or blue lights was the height of holiday chic…. if the sound of Alvin and the Chipmunks still gives you a shiver of anticipation…. if you can actually recall listening to your father explain that …

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Fun with Science: Thanksgiving Funny Bones

For many of you, Thanksgiving is still a month away but for Canada, Thanksgiving will be here in only a few days. There will probably be tons of turkey, and all the fixings that goes with them. People will eat and be thankful, and then at the end of the meal, they will scrape the …

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A Poem by Helen Keller

I am ghostwriting a few chapters on child development right now and found that I needed to fact check a few of the points that I was writing this weekend. I have boxes upon boxes of reference materials as well as all my notebooks and textbooks from when I was in college. I was extremely …

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How Candy Apples Became a Halloween Staple

We knew if we went to Mrs. Payne’s house, she would always have candy apples to put in our trick-or-treat bags. In fact, we would go in to her dining room and walk over to her dining room table where all the bright red candy apples glistened on the table. We carefully chose the apple …

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What’s Your Favorite Halloween Costume?

Is your house buzzing yet with the talk of Halloween and costumes? “What are you going to be for Halloween?” is a very common question this time of year. Well, have you thought about it? Or are you going to let the whole costume idea wait until the last minute? Sometimes the best costumes are …

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The Scarecrows of Halloweentown!

One of my favorite things about living in Halloweentown (AKA St. Helens, OR) are the scarecrows you will see around town.  The month long celebration of Halloween stemmed from the movie Halloweentown, which was filmed in the sleepy town of St. Helens, Oregon. Each year, starting on October 1st, the town comes alive with all different …

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Halloween Treat Recipes: Edible Ghosts, Bugs, and Bones

One of my favorite things about the Halloween season is making different meringue cookies for my family. They are fun to make and turn out to be a unique light treat. In this article you will find a great meringue recipe and a few other creepy crawly ways to make some fall fun! Chocolate Spiders …

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Free Coloring Page: Hello Fall Coloring Page for Adults

We recently shared a fun, autumn coloring page for kids, and today we also have one for grown ups. Coloring can be a fun and relaxing activity for children and adults alike, and parents can share the joys of coloring together with children with adult coloring pages. Just click to save and print to enjoy this …

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